We lost Johnny Cash 13 years ago today on September 12th, 2003. Although his official cause of death was respiratory failure after a long battle with diabetes, maybe he died of a broken heart too. He lost June Carter during heart-valve replacement surgery less than five months earlier in May 2003.
I love this quote from Bob Dylan on the simplicity of his music and words:
“He is what the land and country is all about, the heart and soul of it personified and what it means to be here; and he said it all in plain English…Listen to him, and he will always bring you to your senses.”
We’ll go through five of YOUR favourites for the 5 @ 5 today. What’s his best original? What’s his best cover?
Johnny Cash even proposed to his love, June Carter, at the London Ice House in February 1968!